Mayon evacuations gear up, as Philvocs points out four out of six of the country’s most dangerous volcanoes are acting up.
Passage cancelled: no slow boats to Lebanon.
Up to 17,000 nursing graduates affected by nursing board exams mess.
Impeachment reports: Well done, good and faithful servants. The Palace predicts it will all be over in six days. Whatever happens, bravo to those behind the surviving filing. And go ahead, write your congressman.
Palace puts an end to brief second honeymoon with Senate. Read Memorandum Circular No. 108, and tell me it’s not E.O. 464 warmed over.
The Daily Tribune asserts a Nixon-like coverup policy is officially in place.
I don’t want to comment on the Palace proposal to exhume those counting machines so they can be used for next year, until I understand the technical pros and cons more. But if Philippine Commentary is any guide, there’s something fishy about the idea.
Poro Point problem.
One slot on my list of senators to vote for is filled up: Sonia Roco to run (hat tip to Philippine Politics 04).
Singapore government bears down on a critical magazine. In Cuba, Christopher Hitchens asserts, a coup has taken place.
In the punditocracy, my Arab News column for this week is Leadership: The Fundamental Problem Bedeviling Us.
The Inquirer editorial says the media’s been gagged: although there was radio coverage yesterday, there wasn’t TV coverage and there’s no substitute for live images. Manuel Buencamino has his own take on why the House wants to veil itself.
Lito Banayo on political scuttlebutt: election fever’s gripping the pols.
Dan Mariano: Zenaida Seva says World War III begins September. Greg Macabenta: an emotional network now binds Filipinos to populations all over the world, and that’s great. Gail Ilagan on strong women and weak men. Bong Austero’s frustrated with stubborn Filipinos.
In the blogosphere, Snow World explains he, and others, are for charter change -but most definitely not the “people’s initiative.”
blurry brain points out how other countries are contemplating reining in, or blocking, greater foreign access to their economies; also notes how there is criticism of parliamentary systems for “mafia-like” leader selection.
AlterNation101 says media’s protective of the interests of Danding Cojuangco, the Marcoses, etc.
mongster’s nest has been maliciously impersonated on other blogs.
Washington Note points to a new book on American foreign policy.
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